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Grey Birch
Aethalura punctulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1951 / 70.274

A fairly common species in the region.

A species of birch woodland and birch scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found resting on tree trunks, sometimes quite commonly, later they are attracted to light.

Recorded in 81 (58%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
01/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
30/05/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
25/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
25/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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